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Welcome Message from the President

I am very pleased to see that the East Asian Football Championship 2005 Preliminary Competition takes place in this beautiful island of Chinese Taipei.

I would like to extend my warmest welcome to all the players and officials of the five participating teams. I hope that during the second East Asian Football Championship Preliminary Competition, we will be able to repeat the success of the first tournament that took place in Hong Kong two years ago.

I am confident that the East Asian Football Championship is contributing to the development of football in our region. Continuing successful results achieved by various age-level teams in our region confirm this positive trend.

Most notably, following the successful performances during the 2002 FIFA World Cup™, Korea Republic, Japan and Korea DPR have qualified for the Asian Final Qualification Round for the 2006 FIFA World Cup™. I pin my hopes on these teams of our region qualifying for the Final Round in Germany to represent our region with dignity and pride. I join the numerous football fans in our region in cheering for them.

The winner of the Preliminary Competition of the EAFC 2005 will join Korea Republic, China and Japan in Korea Republic for the Final Round. I wish the five teams the best of luck and success and hope that all the players will play well in the spirit of fair play.

Last but not least, I would like to thank Dr. Huang Shih Cheng, the President, and all other people at the Chinese Taipei FA who have made this tournament possible.

Thank you.

Dr. Chung Mong Joon
EAFF President
FIFA Vice President
Welcome Message from the CTFA President

We especially thank EAFF for this opportunity to host this tournament. Not only is it proof of our ability in organizing international competitions, but it also is a peerless affirmation to CTFA staffs.

The EAFC 2005 Preliminary Competition is the first international football tournament in Chinese Taipei this year, hence we expect a good performance at the beginning of 2005.

At the same time, we still need more supports from local football fans.
As the host, we wish all our guests a beautiful memory and special success for this event and EAFF.

CTFA President
Dr. Huang Shih Cheng
Welcome Message from the Mayor of Taipei

On behalf of the Taipei City Government, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my warmest welcome to all participating teams and officials comes from five countries of Asia to the East Asian Football Championship 2005 Preliminary Competition in Chinese Taipei staged from March 5, 2005. The top team from this competition will play in the final competition with other three teams?China PR, Japan, and Korea Rep.

Taipei, being a multi-cultural and advanced information technology city, has always been keen on developing different varieties of sport and enthusiastic about the organization of different high-quality sporting events. Especially since the FIFA Futsal World Championship 2004 tournament was hosted here, we enjoy being part of a premium football event; and even more, the hosting of different international sport events will further develop Taipei's sports in the general.

My sincere appreciation goes to all the dedicated personnel and entities involved with this event which have brought the success of the event in Taipei.

Mayor of Taipei
Mr. Ma Ying-jeou
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